“Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.”
King James Version (KJV)
5:4 The hire of your labourers crieth - Those sins chiefly cry to God concerning which human laws are silent. Such are luxury, unchastity, and various kinds of injustice. The labourers themselves also cry to God, who is just coming to avenge their cause. Of sabaoth - Of hosts, or armies.
Jas 5:4 Behold, the hire of the labourers . . . kept back by fraud. These rich men are censured for two sins; viz., the improper use of wealth, and the sinful acquisition of wealth. The Bible is everywhere the friend and protector of the laborer. To keep back the hire of the laborer is denounced everywhere. See Le 19:13 De 24:14 Jer 22:13 Mal 3:5 Job 24:6. The cries of them. Of the defrauded laborers. Are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. God will avenge them.